Kappa Kamp

Kappa Kamp Purpose

Kappa Kamp is conceived as a summer enrichment camp providing students, ages 12-16, with the opportunity to acquire productive life-skills through

Kappa Kamp is conceived as a summer enrichment camp providing students, ages 12-16, with the opportunity to acquire productive life-skills through intensive workshops and learning through structured play activities. Students may choose from a number of enrichment camps and classes, as well as attend a variety of cultural and recreational activities, field trips, and educational lectures. Work, fun

Kappa Kamp is conceived as a summer enrichment camp providing students, ages 12-16, with the opportunity to acquire productive life-skills through intensive workshops and learning through structured play activities. Students may choose from a number of enrichment camps and classes, as well as attend a variety of cultural and recreational activities, field trips, and educational lectures. Work, fun

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11/11BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS Nat Turner, revolutionary freedom-fighter and leader of a slave revolt in Southampton Co...
11/11/2021

11/11

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Nat Turner, revolutionary freedom-fighter and leader of a slave revolt in Southampton County, VA, was hanged, in Jerusalem, VA, on this date in 1831, for his involvement in the revolt.

D. McCree patented the Portable Fire Escape on this date in 1890.

A new constitution with a "grandfather clause" was adopted in Alabama on this date in 1901. This clause, designed to eliminate Black voters, passed with a vote of 108,613 to 81,734. In 1900, Alabama had 181,315 Black and 232,821 white eligible voters.

Daniel Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong recorded the first of his "Hot Five" and "Hot Seven" recordings on this date in 1925. These recordings greatly influenced the direction of jazz music.

James Rosamond Johnson, actor and co-composer of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," died in New York City on this date in 1954. James Rosamond wrote the music and his brother, James Weldon, wrote the words to the song.

George R. Carruthers patented an Image Converter for detecting electromagnetic radiation on this date in 1969.

The African nation of Angola was proclaimed independent on this date in 1975.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., civil rights leader and father of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died on this date in 1984.

BIRTHDAYS
Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, College Administrator/Attorney
Roland Martin, political commentator
Willie Parker, NFL star
Lavell Crawford, comedian
Victor Cruz, NFL star
Lee Haney, Fitness Pro

11/10BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS Granville T. Woods, inventor, patented the Electric Railway on this date in 1891.Clarenc...
11/10/2021

11/10

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Granville T. Woods, inventor, patented the Electric Railway on this date in 1891.

Clarence M. Pendleton, Jr., the first Black Chairman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, was born in Louisville, KY, on this date in 1930.

George Alexander McGurie, a Bishop who founded the African Orthodox Church, died in New York on this date in 1934.

Charlie Sifford won the Long Beach Open and became the first Black person to win a major professional golf tournament on this date in 1957.

Andrew J. Hatcher was named Associate Press Secretary to President John F. Kennedy on this date in 1960. Hatcher was the first Black presidential press secretary.

BIRTHDAYS
Eve, Rap star/actress
Tracey Morgan, actor/comedian
Michael Jai White, actor
Sinbad, comedian/actor
Teddy Bridgewater, NFL star
Tommy Davidson, comedian/actor
Kendrick Perkins, NBA star
Warren G, Rap star
DJ Augustin, NBA star

11/9BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS Benjamin Banneker, inventor, surveyor, mathematician, astronomer, and one of the planners...
11/09/2021

11/9

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Benjamin Banneker, inventor, surveyor, mathematician, astronomer, and one of the planners of what is now Washington, DC, was born in Baltimore County, MD, on this date in 1731.

The Howard University Medical School opened with eight students on this date in 1868.

William Monroe Trotter founded the Boston Guardian on this date in 1901.

Dorothy Dandridge, legendary actress, was born in Cleveland, OH, on this date in 1922. Dandridge had starring roles in Carmen Jones (1954) and Porgy and Bess (1959).

Actor Paul Robeson, made his film debut in Oscar Micheaux's film, Body and Soul, on this date in 1925.

Robert "Bob" Gibson is born in Omaha, Nebraska. A professional baseball player and pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, he is namded the National League MVP in 1968. During his career, he amasses 3,000 career strike-outs, wins the Cy Young Award in 1968 and 1970, win the Baseball Writers Award in 1968, pitch in the 1964, 1967 and 1968 World Series, and wins Nine Gold Glove Awards. He is inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.

Founded by friends Margaret Roselle Hawkins and Sarah Strickland-Scott in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Links, Inc., is one of the largest charitable organizations of African American women in the nation, with over 10,000 members and chapters in two foreign countries founded on this date in 1946.

William L. Dawson, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, the first Black Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and the first Black Congressman to chair a standing Congressional Committee, died at age 84 on this date in 1970.

BIRTHDAYS
Alice Coachman, Olympian (Track)
Sandra "Pepa" Denton, rap legend (Salt n Pepa)
Sisqo, R&B star
Cory Hardict, actor
French Montana, rap star
Scarface, rap legend
Donnie McClurken, gospel music star

11/8BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS James Theodore Holly, a Black man who emigrated to Haiti, was consecrated Bishop to Haiti...
11/08/2021

11/8

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James Theodore Holly, a Black man who emigrated to Haiti, was consecrated Bishop to Haiti on this date in 1874. A ceremony was held at the Grace Church in New York for Holly, who was elected five days earlier.

Crystal Bird Fauset was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on this date in 1938. Fauset was the first Black woman elected to a state legislature.

Minnie Julia Ripperton, internationally renowned soprano, was born in Chicago, IL, on this date in 1947. Ripperton is perhaps best-known for her 1974 smash hit, "Loving You," and for her tremendous vocal range.

Otis M. Smith was elected Auditor General for the state of Michigan on this date in 1960-the first Black elected to a state-wide Cabinet position in the 20th century.

Edward William Brooke, III, a Republican from Massachusetts, was elected as the first Black U.S. Senator of the 20th century on this date in 1966.

Frank Robinson, professional baseball legend, was named MVP of the American League on this date in 1966. In 1974, Robinson was named manager of the Cleveland Indians-the first Black manager of a major league team.

W. Wilson Goode, Harvey Gant, and James A. Sharpe were elected as the first Black mayors of Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC, and Flint, MI, respectively, on this date in 1983.

Bernard Shaw was inducted into the National Broadcasters and Cable Hall of Fame on this date in 1999. Shaw joined CNN in 1980.

In a special meeting of the Corporation of Brown University, Ruth J. Simmons was unanimously elected as the school's 18th President on this date in 2000. Mrs. Simmons became the first Black to head an Ivy League university. Simmons had been President of Smith College since 1995. She is the current President of Prairie View A& M University.

BIRTHDAYS
Esther Rolle, actress
Qadry Ismail, NFL legend
Brevin Knight, NBA legend
SZA, R&B

11/7BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS Elijah P. Lovejoy, a white newspaperman, was killed while defending his newspaper, the Al...
11/07/2021

11/7

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Elijah P. Lovejoy, a white newspaperman, was killed while defending his newspaper, the Alton Observer, from a pro-slavery mob in Alton, IL, on this date in 1837.

Arthur Wergs Mitchell defeated his Republican opponent, Oscar DePriest, in a Chicago election, becoming the first Black Democratic Congressman on this date in 1934.

Alexa Canady, the first Black woman neurosurgeon, was born in Lansing, MI, on this date in 1950. Canady has also served as National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Carl B. Stokes (Cleveland, OH) and Richard G. Hatcher (Gary, IN) won mayoral elections on this date in 1967. Stokes was the first Black to serve as mayor of a major American city.

Andrew Jackson Young, Jr., activist, and diplomat, was elected Congressman from Georgia on this date in 1972.

David Dinkins was elected as the first Black mayor of New York on this date in 1989.

Lawrence Douglas Wilder was elected Governor of Virginia on this date in 1989-the first Black Governor in the United States since Reconstruction.

In response to the state of Arizona's refusal to observe a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, the National Football League responded, on this date in 1990, by rescinding their plan to hold the 1993 Super Bowl in Phoenix.

In the first major election of the 21st century, many Florida voters felt disenfranchised when they were not allowed to vote or had their votes go uncounted on this date in 2000. As a result, George W. Bush claimed Florida's 25 electoral votes and the Presidency with fewer popular votes and possibly fewer votes in Florida than his opponent Al Gore. Many Blacks and others protested this result.

BIRTHDAYS
Melyssa Ford, model
Justin Gilbert, NFL star
Algee Smith, actor

11/07/2021
11/6BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS Absalom Jones, activist and leader in the Black Pioneer period, was born a slave in Susse...
11/06/2021

11/6

BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS

Absalom Jones, activist and leader in the Black Pioneer period, was born a slave in Sussex, DE, on this date in 1746.

James Weldon Johnson became the first Black Executive Secretary of the NAACP on this date in 1920.

Oscar DePriest was elected to the 71st Congress from Illinois' First Congressional District in Chicago on this date in 1928. DePriest was the first Black Congressman from the North and the first Black in Congress since 1901.

Otis M. Smith was elected to a full term on the Supreme Court of Michigan on this date in 1962.

Two Blacks were elected to state Cabinet-level positions on this date in 1962. Edward William Brooke, III was elected Attorney General of Massachusetts and Gerald Lamb was elected State Treasurer of Connecticut.

Augustus F. Hawkins became the first Black Congressman from the West when he was elected to Congress on this date in 1962.

Coleman Young was elected mayor of Detroit, MI, on this date in 1973. Young and Thomas Bradley (Los Angeles, CA) were the first two Black mayors of cities with over one million citizens.

Benjamin Lawson Hooks, FCC Chairman, was named Executive Director of the NAACP on this date in 1976. Hooks succeeded Roy Wilkins.

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., former Executive Director of the United Negro College Fund and National Urban League, was appointed head of President-elect Bill Clinton's transition team on this date in 1992.

BIRTHDAYS
Jozy Altidore, Soccer star
Lamar Odom, NBA star
Patina Miller, actress
Thandie Newton, actress

11/5BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS Nat Turner, revolutionary freedom-fighter and leader of a slave revolt in Southampton Cou...
11/05/2021

11/5

BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS

Nat Turner, revolutionary freedom-fighter and leader of a slave revolt in Southampton County, VA, was tried and found guilty for his participation in the revolt on this date in 1831.

Theo Wright became the first Black in the United States to receive a degree in Theology on this date in 1836.

Madison Washington led slaves aboard the slave ship Creole in a successful revolt on this date in 1841. They forced the captain and crew to take them to Nassau, Bahamas, where they were given asylum and gained their freedom.

Nat King Cole, singer, pianist, and entertainer, hosted the first Nat King Cole Show on this date in 1956. Cole was the first Black to host his own show.

Shirley Chisholm (NY) and Louis Stokes (OH) were elected to Congress on this date in 1968. Chisholm, who represented Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, became the first Black woman in Congress. Louis Stokes is the brother of Carl Stokes, a Cleveland mayor.

Mervyn M. Dymally and George L. Brown were elected Lieutenant Governors of California and Colorado respectively on this date in 1974. They were the first Black Lieutenant Governors of the 20th century.

State Senator Lawrence Douglass Wilder was elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia on this date in 1986-the first Black to hold this position in a Southern state since Reconstruction. Douglass was elected Governor of Virginia in 1989.

Lieutenant General Colin Powell was named White House National Security Adviser on this date in 1987.

The Freedom National Bank in Harlem, NY, closed on this date in 1990. The bank, a major depository for wealthy Blacks and many Black groups, might well have fallen victim to a double standard by federal regulators.

BIRTHDAYS
OJ Mayo, NBA star
Ike Turner, entertainer
Jerry Stackhouse, NBA legend
Mark West, NBA legend

11/4BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS T. Elkins patented a Refrigerating Apparatus on this date in 1879. Patent # 221,222.Chica...
11/04/2021

11/4

BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS

T. Elkins patented a Refrigerating Apparatus on this date in 1879. Patent # 221,222.

Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks is named the National League MVP in 1959. Cubs fans will later vote him as the greatest Cub ever to play for the team.

William "Bill" and Camille Cosby announced they would donate $20 million to Spelman College on this date in 1988.

BIRTHDAYS
Sean Diddy Combs, entertainer
Dez Bryant, NFL star
Devin Hester, NFL star
Vince Wilfork, NFL star
Patricia Bath, inventor/ophthalmologist
Lorenzen Wright, NBA legend
Orlando Pace, NFL star
Berlinda Tolbert, actress

11/3BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS John Willis Menard became the first Black elected to Congress on this date in 1868. Menar...
11/03/2021

11/3

BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS

John Willis Menard became the first Black elected to Congress on this date in 1868. Menard's election victory over a white candidate in Louisiana's Second District was contested and he was not seated.

J. H. Hunter patented the Portable Weighing Scales on this date in 1896.

Louis Wade Sullivan, President of the Morehouse School of Medicine, was born in Atlanta, GA, on this date in 1933.

Irvin Charles Mollison, the first Black federal judge in the continental United States, was appointed U.S. Customs Court Judge in New York City by President Truman on this date in 1945.

Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Larry Holmes was born on this date in Cuthbert, Georgia in 1949. Holmes held his heavyweight boxing title from 1978 to 1985. He defeated Ken Norton to win the title in 1978 and successfully defended his title 20 times.

John Conyers, Jr., is elected to the United States House of Representatives from Detroit, Michigan in 1964, on a platform of jobs, justice and peace.

In an anti-Klan rally in Greensboro, NC, five people were killed as Klansmen fired on them on this date in 1979.

Thirman L. Milner became New England's first Black mayor when he was elected mayor of Hartford, Connecticut on this date in 1981.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced his candidacy for President of the United States on this date in 1983.

Kurt Lidell Schmoke, won his bid for mayor of Baltimore, MD, on this date in 1987.

Carol Mosley Braun became the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate on this date in 1992. The Illinois Senator became only the second Black Senator of the 20th century.

The Supreme Court upheld California's Proposition 209 on this date in 1997. Under the guise of a "civil rights bill," wording used by its proponents, the Proposition virtually eliminated Affirmative Action in California.

BIRTHDAYS
Colin Kapernick, NFL star
Ty Lawson, NBA star
Darren Sharper, NFL legend
Tariq Abdul Wahad, NBA legend
Antonio Pettigrew, Olympian (Track)
Kym Hampton, WNBA legend

11/1BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS The African Free School, the first of its kind, opened in New York City on this date in 1...
11/01/2021

11/1

BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS

The African Free School, the first of its kind, opened in New York City on this date in 1787. This secular school expanded to seven schools by 1834 and was eventually incorporated into the New York Public School System.

W. E. B. Du Bois, activist, author, and educator, published the first issue of the NAACP monthly magazine, Crisis, on this date in 1910.

Florence Mills, dancer and singer, died in New York at age 32 on this date in 1927. Mills performed in Eubie Blake's Shuffle Along.

John H. Johnson published the first issues of the Negro Digest (1942), Ebony magazine (1945), and Jet magazine (1951) on this date.

The Iota Phi Theta fraternity, originally founded at Morgan State University in 1963, was incorporated on this date in 1968.

Walter Payton, legendary NFL running back, died on this date in 1999. Payton was the NFL's all-time leading rusher at the time of his death.

BIRTHDAYS
Coco Crisp, MLB legend
Latavia Robertson, R&B singer
Danny Everett, Olympian (Track)

10/31BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS Nat Turner, was turned over to a sheriff on this date in 1831. The revolutionary freedom...
10/31/2021

10/31

BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS

Nat Turner, was turned over to a sheriff on this date in 1831. The revolutionary freedom-fighter was captured the previous day for his involvement in his infamous slave revolt.

Ethel Waters, famed blues singer and actress, was born in Chester, PA, on this date in 1900. Waters, a popular figure during the "Harlem Renaissance," won best supporting actress for her role in Pinky (1949). "Down Home Music" and "Oh Daddy" were some of her famous songs.

Violet Palmer, a Black woman, became the first woman to officiate a NBA game (Dallas Mavericks at Vancouver Grizzlies) on this date in 1997. The NBA introduced two women officials in 1997.

BIRTHDAYS
John Lucas, NBA legend
Antonio Davis, NBA legend
Fred McGriff, MLB legend
Glenn "Doc" Rivers, NBA legend
Alonzo Babers, Olympian (Track)
Clifford Rozier, NBA legend
Williow Smith, singer/actress

/30BH EVERYDAY HISTORY MAKERS Nat Turner, revolutionary freedom-fighter and leader of a slave revolt in Southampton Coun...
10/30/2021

/30

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Nat Turner, revolutionary freedom-fighter and leader of a slave revolt in Southampton County, VA, was captured on this date in 1831. During his three-day revolt, Turner and other slaves killed nearly 60 whites.

The Defense Department completed their desegregation by abolishing the last all-Negro unit in the Armed Forces on this date in 1954.

Media executive Andrea Meigs was born on this date in Bellflower, California in 1968.

Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman to regain the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Kinshasa, Zaire, on this date in 1974. This legendary fight was dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle."

Dr. Joseph H. Evans was elected president of the predominantly white United Church of Christ on this date in 1976, becoming their first Black leader.

Richard Arrington was elected as the first Black mayor of Birmingham, AL, on this date in 1979. Arrington, a former councilman, defeated Frank Parsons, a white lawyer and businessman.

Black Entertainment Television's parent company sold 4.2 million shares of stock on the New York Stock Exchange on this date in 1991.

BIRTHDAYS
Nia Long, actress/director
Otis Williams, R&B legend (Temptations)
Eva Marcelle, model/actress

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The primary objectives of the enrichment camps are to: Provide enrichment activities for ages 12-16. Motivate students to seek higher levels of achievement. Expose students to activities rich in cultural information and experiences. Develop students' reading, writing, and speaking skills while involved in each camp. Provide experiences that focus on science technology and survival. Allow campers to make friends from around the world in a structured, safe environment. Provide a spiritual faith-based atmosphere for human growth and development. Provide character education and citizenship in an ethical environment. Please continue to support one of your National Guide Right initiatives. We will continue to inform you of Kappa Kamp news and developments as soon as they become available. Please revisit this page for periodic updates and announcements.

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Kappa Kamp 2018 by Justice Robinson
We're mapping out our summer plans and would like to know the dates for the 2018 Kamp and the associated deadlines. Thanks in advance :o)
I met some great folks this weekend!!!